Loudon unveils 'dream plan'

Loudon unveils 'dream plan'

There are 41 comments on the Loudon County News story from Feb 15, 2013, titled Loudon unveils 'dream plan'. In it, Loudon County News reports that:

A dream long held by some elected Loudon officials became a more realistic vision Monday.

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wow

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#1 Feb 15, 2013
Seriously? Lets see what we can do for us and forget about the citizens and business owners. The prime riverfront property will be wasted on a city hall. I guess they want a room with a view. Or why not use it for yet another park. Why not look at upgrading what we have rather than have the extra expense of building new from the ground up.

Yes loudon could be a great town. But quit trying to make manhattan outta Mayberry
Shadow

Knoxville, TN

#2 Feb 16, 2013
How can a town that can't afford police officers for its schools afford a fancy new office?
William Robert

Knoxville, TN

#3 Feb 16, 2013
Shadow wrote:
How can a town that can't afford police officers for its schools afford a fancy new office?
thats a VERY GOOD point! It'd be a great question at the next city council meeting
Really

Knoxville, TN

#4 Feb 16, 2013
Who would want to shop, eat, or use an outdoor recreation in "STINKY" Loudon?

The smell is horribe!!!!

Maybe the mayor and city council would consider buying a large supply of gas masks for locals and tourists to wear.

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#5 Feb 16, 2013
Great. Another mayor wanting to build another monument.

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#6 Feb 17, 2013
Shadow wrote:
How can a town that can't afford police officers for its schools afford a fancy new office?
This is typical of politicians and bureaucrats. You don't read any explanation in the story as to why the city's current facilities are inadequate. That's because they are not. But what they now have isn't their "dream".
When you get elected everyone else gets to pay for your "dream" whatever it is.
loudon vet

Covington, GA

#7 Feb 17, 2013
Is this a joke? How about fixing the streets or hiring city workers that will work. Fix the city's real problems before wasting money on this bull crap!!!! Loudon's government sucks !!!!
The Mayor

Knoxville, TN

#8 Feb 18, 2013
I will do what I want to, when I want to and if you don't like it then move to Vonore.
Shadow

Knoxville, TN

#9 Feb 19, 2013
Loudon Mayor keller has been in over her head since day one. She is desperately trying to establish some sort of legacy. In the meantime she lets the idiots on city council tell her what to do.
Realdeas

Knoxville, TN

#10 Feb 22, 2013
Keller is a complete airhead. She has a dear in the headlights look all the time. She's just trying to ride her dead husbands coat tails. I hope she does not run again, and I wish she would leave town. I can't think of one soul who I would recommend to be mayor....it's so sad!
yeawhatever

Knoxville, TN

#11 Feb 23, 2013
ok
Lol

Newberry, SC

#12 Feb 23, 2013
I think she is doing the best she can do. The past mayor did not do much in the past years. What kills me about you people on here is you think you have all the answers. Then why don't you get off your butts and do something. If you are so smart then why don't you run for office and fix all these so called problems. It's easy to say you would just fix it!
Piney

Newberry, SC

#13 Feb 23, 2013
Realdeas wrote:
Keller is a complete airhead. She has a dear in the headlights look all the time. She's just trying to ride her dead husbands coat tails. I hope she does not run again, and I wish she would leave town. I can't think of one soul who I would recommend to be mayor....it's so sad!
why don't you run????

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#14 Feb 23, 2013
Lol wrote:
I think she is doing the best she can do. The past mayor did not do much in the past years. What kills me about you people on here is you think you have all the answers. Then why don't you get off your butts and do something. If you are so smart then why don't you run for office and fix all these so called problems. It's easy to say you would just fix it!
I'm still waiting for someone to explain why the city's current facilities are inadequate.

Any time will be fine.
Shadow

Knoxville, TN

#15 Feb 24, 2013
Lol wrote:
I think she is doing the best she can do. The past mayor did not do much in the past years. What kills me about you people on here is you think you have all the answers. Then why don't you get off your butts and do something. If you are so smart then why don't you run for office and fix all these so called problems. It's easy to say you would just fix it!
Actually we "the people" do have all the answers. Most of the answers to the problems in Loudion are based on common sense. The rest of the problems are caused by the government mismanagement, overspending etc. It's not our fault that the the cronyism and back door politics that governs Loudon does not listen to its citizens.

A decent honest person couldn't get elected in Loudon.
William Robert

Knoxville, TN

#16 Feb 24, 2013
I'm sorry, but the only people who give a shit about the downtown area are older folks. The city should really spend its time and $ growing highway 72

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#17 Feb 24, 2013
William Robert wrote:
I'm sorry, but the only people who give a shit about the downtown area are older folks. The city should really spend its time and $ growing highway 72
The Planning Commission is covered up with conflicts of interest. There are people on that commission who have numerous business interests to protect.

Example: If some developer builds a strip mall on 72 with store spaces to rent out, then it could become harder for Ham Carey to keep his own dilapidated downtown storefronts rented out. Some businesses renting from him downtown could decide to RELOCATE to highway 72.

See how this works? Look at that commission's members.
Then look at the business interests they are there to protect.

If you want growth, then demand the city council remove anyone from that commission who has a conflict of interest. They should not be allowed to use those seats to protect themselves from legal, honest competition.

To that other angry poster: I do NOT think I know it all. I'm just telling what I do know.
mamaw

Knoxville, TN

#18 Feb 24, 2013
William Robert wrote:
I'm sorry, but the only people who give a shit about the downtown area are older folks. The city should really spend its time and $ growing highway 72
i am a older folks as u call us and i am proud of downtown loudon after driving thur lenior city to get here
Lol

Huntersville, NC

#19 Feb 24, 2013
Shadow wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually we "the people" do have all the answers. Most of the answers to the problems in Loudion are based on common sense. The rest of the problems are caused by the government mismanagement, overspending etc. It's not our fault that the the cronyism and back door politics that governs Loudon does not listen to its citizens.
A decent honest person couldn't get elected in Loudon.
how many meeting have you gone and voiced your views? I think Keller is a honest person. I have not heard of her telling any lies. Or doing any back door deals. Just trying to do the best for loudon. I think she a decent and honest person and a good business women. I do agree we need some change. But we are on the right path with her.
Lol

Huntersville, NC

#20 Feb 24, 2013
The Real Goose wrote:
<quoted text>The Planning Commission is covered up with conflicts of interest. There are people on that commission who have numerous business interests to protect.
Example: If some developer builds a strip mall on 72 with store spaces to rent out, then it could become harder for Ham Carey to keep his own dilapidated downtown storefronts rented out. Some businesses renting from him downtown could decide to RELOCATE to highway 72.
See how this works? Look at that commission's members.
Then look at the business interests they are there to protect.
If you want growth, then demand the city council remove anyone from that commission who has a conflict of interest. They should not be allowed to use those seats to protect themselves from legal, honest competition.
To that other angry poster: I do NOT think I know it all. I'm just telling what I do know.
if that's the case then why has the new stores and the old food city or the new one not got anybody in it. There is plenty of space but no business. I don't think that is the city's fault. Look at lc there is business closing everywhere.

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